Global warming is a devastating phenomenon that’s plaguing the entire world. One of the most visible effects of global warming is the increasing temperature. According to NASA, the latest average variation from the global temperature is 1.02 °C or 1.84 °F.
Here are 10 facts that will help you understand the effects of global warming on world temperature.
- The average temperature during winter across the 48 states of the US has increased by almost 4°F. Spring temperatures have also risen by around 2°F. Summer and Autumn average temperatures have increased by 1.4 °F.
- 2010–2019 was the hottest decade ever recorded. 2016 is the hottest year in over a century, and 2020 comes second. The temperature in 2020 was so close to 2016 that they could be considered a tie. 2019 is the third-highest. 2019 had an average temperature that was 1.71 °F above the average of the 20th century.
- July 2021 was the hottest month since 1880, with an increase in the global land and ocean surface temperature by 0.93 °C.
- The world’s average temperature is predicted to increase by 1.5 °C when compared to the pre-industrial times in the next five years.
- June 2019 was the warmest June in 142 years. It is followed by June 2016, June 2020, June 2015, and June 2021.
- Winter 2020 (wraps up in February 2021) was the 8th warmest winter in 142 years.
- The oceanic temperature has risen by 0.13 °C per decade over the past 100 years.
- The 47 °C temperature in Portland and Oregon becomes the highest of all time, breaking the prior record by 5 °C.
- 2021 is the 7th warmest year ever recorded till now.
- The highest recorded temperature in the world is in Death Valley. The city hit 134 °F in 1913, setting a Guinness Record. The temperature of the Death Valley National Park rose to 130 °F this year.